Devoir may express the following: • Obligation • Devoir shows that the subject “must,” “has to,” or “is supposed to” do something. • Il doit travailler. (He must work or He has to work or He is supposed to work.) • Il devait travailler mais il était malade. (He had to work but he was sick or He was supposed to work but he was sick.) • When used in the conditional, devoir means “ought to” or “should (have).” • Je devrais le faire.
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